The Texas Rangers lead the 2011 World Series 3-2 going into the crucial Game 6, where home advantaged returns to the St Louis Cardinals at their famous Busch Stadium. Busch Stadium (also referred to informally as "New Busch Stadium" or "Busch Stadium III") is the home of the St. Louis Cardinals, of MLB. The stadium has 3,706 club seats and 61 luxury suites.
It replaced Busch Memorial Stadium and occupies a portion of that stadium's former footprint. Busch Stadium was chosen by MLB to host the 2009 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The stadium is the third stadium in St. Louis to carry the name Busch Stadium. Sportsman's Park was renamed Busch Stadium in 1953, after team owner Gussie Busch. The first Busch closed in 1966, and both the baseball Cardinals, and the NFL's St. Louis Cardinals moved to a new multi-purpose stadium, named Busch Memorial Stadium.
Because the National League won the 2011 All Star game, the NL Champion had home-field advantage. This allowed the Cardinals to host the Texas Rangers for games 1, 2, 6, and, if necessary, game 7. Game 1 was won by the Cardinals on October 19, 2011.